Happy Friday Everyone! I’m sure you’re as happy as I am that it’s Friday, so to welcome the weekend! Anyone that knows me, knows that I’m not a huge fan of alcohol that taste like…well… alcohol. I am, however, a fan of alcohol that tastes like something else, like say… dessert. It’s kind of like how they disguise medicine for little kids in flavors like bubble gum or grape, right? Ok… not the same thing, but you get the idea. If I am going to drink, it had better taste like something decadently sinful. So, in honor of the weekend AND dessert lovers everywhere, I’d like to give you 9 amazing cake inspired cocktail recipes! Drinking dessert HAS to be the perfect way to celebrate the weekend, right? Now, in order to make sure we all understand… these are in fact drinks… strong drinks… so while they taste amazing, they are deceptive little things. These babies pack a mean punch, so please don’t drink and text or call anyone. I’m only speaking out of concern for you and the blackmail in the saved text and/or voicemail that may haunt you later… Do I speak from experience? Hmmm…. I plea the fifth on that one, but, if you ever meet Aaron, you can feel free to ask him how very well I can serenade one with my rendition of Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” via a late night phone call from New York. Hey… don’t act as though you’ve never done anything like that in your life. The very fact that you’re reading this post… means you’ve probably burst into singing either “Sweet Caroline” or “The Piano Man” at some point in your life. If not… I’m sorry, but maybe you should, because it’s a lot of fun! Perhaps, after you have your cake and drink it too, you will join in on the karaoke action…
1. Strawberry Shortcake Martini
Strawberry Shortcake has to be one of the ultimate treats in my book. Refreshingly sweet and summery, this martini is one of my favorites this time of year. This recipe, I found on Delightful E Made is one of the best I’ve had!
2. Chocolate Cake Martini:
I absolutely HAD to include a recipe for the Chocolate Cake Martini for all of my chocolate lovers. This recipe from Drinked In is the perfect combination of creamy chocolaty yumminess with just a hint of hazelnut! Love!
3. Tres Leches Caketini
Tres Leches is one of the richest, most decadent cakes ever! The milky, sweet, creaminess is almost sinful, when melded with the delicate flavor of cake. This “caketini” courtsey of Snappy Gourmetis too good to put into words. I suggest you make it and let me know a word appropriate for the kind of delight this drink will bring to your taste buds.
4. Ultimate Coconut Cake Martini:
The idea of a Coconut Cake Martini was almost to amazing for me to imagine… Amazing in that I am IN LOVE with the creamy, tropical sweetness that is the Coconut Cake. I found this amazing recipe from Charleston Mag that is bound to put any comparable recipes to shame.
4. Red Velvet Cake Martini:
First appearing on the dessert scene in the 1940’s, the Red Velvet Cake was a favorite during World War II. This wonderfully delicious cake jumped back into the spotlight in the year 2000, when the Magnolia Bakery “re-popularized” the classic. Since that time, the Red Velevet Cake has become a darling of the dessert world and has recently appeared in cocktail form! This recipe from Wicked Good Kitchen taste just like the real thing!
5. Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Martini:
The first time I ever tasted a Pineapple Upside-Down Cake was at my Nana’s house. After that, I was hooked. This amazing classic in a modern day form (drinkable..) is just beyond words! It’s fruity, sweet and nostalgic at the same time! This recipe, courtesy of Smirnoff is delicious!!!!
• 2oz Smirnoff Iced Cake flavored Vodka
• 1oz oj
• 1oz pineapple juice
• top off with club soda
• garnish with sprinkles, cherry and orange slice
6. Birthday Cake Martini:
I couldn’t possibly do a post dedicated to cake inspired cocktails and not include the Birthday Cake Cocktail. That would just be an injustice… alcohol abuse… and… dessert abuse! This recipe brings me back to childhood with the playfully fun sprinkle rim, while adding the perfect adult cocktail touch. My favorite recipe for this libation can be found on Freutcake! Trust me and mix this one up… you won’t be disappointed!
7. Caramel Ice Cream Cake Shot:
Oh so many perfect things about this shot… the caramel… the ice cream…. the CAKE! Everything all wrapped up into the perfect little shooter. It’s a shame it’s not a sipper… This recipe from Sugar and Cloth is sheer perfection in every way!!!
8. Better than Sex Caketini:
Ok… it’s really hard to imagine a dessert OR a cocktail that’s better than that… but, this cocktail twist on a Paula Deen recipe from Speedy Gourmet is pretty… darn… close! Try this one out… you’ll be one happy camper! Promise!
9. Gooey Buttercake Martini:
Last, but certainly not least, is the Gooey Buttercake Martini.. Part cheesecakey goodness, part yellowcakey goodness… all deliciousness… This recipe is so rich… so delicious… you will just have to check it out on Cocktail 365for yourself…. Do yourself a favor though and DO NOT miss this recipe.. It is AMAZING!